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Wilhelm Ostwald

Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald; 2 September [O.S. 21 August] 1853 – 4 April 1932) was a Baltic German chemist and philosopher. Ostwald is credited with being one of the founders of the field of physical chemistry, with Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Walther Nernst, and Svante Arrhenius. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1909 for his scientific contributions to the fields of catalysis, chemical equilibria and reaction velocities... Read More

BornFriedrich Wilhelm Ostwald
2 September [O.S. 21 August] 1853
Riga, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire
Died4 April 1932 (aged 78)
Großbothen, Amtshauptmannschaft Grimma, Saxony, Weimar Republic
FieldsPhysical chemistry


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